Production Logistics for your global marketplace
The Automotive Industry in recent years has challenged the production platforms of yesterday to employ global production strategies. Automakers are reducing the number of vehicle platforms to reuse similar parts in different models and in models sold in different geographies. Work can be transferred between plants as needed, leveraging resources globally, even entering new markets. To be successful, OEMs need to partner with a global logistics provider that can match capabilities to production facilities virtually anywhere in the world. UTi is that one-stop "shop on the floor" that can provide an end-to-end solution who understands the process from supplier to dealer.
Let UTi help you optimize your production
As costs are growing faster than margins, automakers are seeking ways to reduce headcount or outsource low-value activities to less expensive labor. UTi can help source activities such as quality checks and testing, sub-assembly, kitting and returns management. Our teams of process engineering experts can integrate total visibility and control into all your systems. We'll help keep the line moving.
Quality focus begins at the start of the line
Once metrics are agreed upon, UTi offers a full suite of dynamic KPI and metric management reporting tools and online feedback loops to the supplier/source providing point of failure indications. Notifications are sent at a granular level—defect location, detail, part or serial number and supplier. We can configure any system to feed into your master database so decisions can be made dynamically.
Our automotive operations have a quality system framework designed to meet or exceed the automotive TS 16949 standard. Our processes are modeled to meet the demanding standards of the industry using Advanced Quality Planning (AQP/APQP) methodologies. Within this methodology, continuous improvement is given the highest priority and has been incorporated into our core quality procedures.
UTi's global footprint matched with our local expertise helps you benefit from our knowledge of your manufacturing needs. UTi's Production Logistics service portfolio can include:
- Vendor Managed Inventory
- Sequencing JIT/JST
- In-plant logistics/line feeding
- Returns management